I would like to thank parents/carers for the support that you have shown in purchasing the new college uniform, particularly in relation to the new uniform trousers, which the majority of parents have purchased.
Unfortunately, due to circumstances out of our control, we have been informed by parents/carers that Price & Buckland are unable to meet some orders due to some sizes being out of stock. We also understand that there have been a number of concerns from parents/carers surrounding the ordering, delivery and sizing of uniform from the company. We have been in touch with the company and are working with them to resolve these issues.
I would like to reassure parents and carers that guarantees of delivery and sizing were given to the college by the company. However, we acknowledge the difficulties some of you are experiencing and we would like to offer support until the issues are resolved with Price and Buckland.
Those students who are affected by issues at Price & Buckland can wear black trousers from other suppliers, in line with the college code of dress policy, until a suitable solution has been found. Please see the website's 'Code of Dress' section for uniform requirement for w/c Monday 5th September - 'follow link here'
I am sure that youwould agree that it is important that the college continues to apply the college code of dress consistently across the college so as to support those parents/carers who have adhered to our uniform guidelines. Therefore, any infringement of the college uniform that is not due to an issue from Price and Buckland will still be addressed and the college rules will be followed.
I would like to thank those of you who have experienced difficulties for your patience and to reassure you that both Price and Buckland and ourselves are doing everything we can to resolve the problems as quickly as possible.
Mr I Wingfield, Headteacher